Bella Ramsey has revealed how HBO’s adaptation of The Last Of Us will explore “different avenues” from the video game. In an interview with She Knows, the 18-year-old actress believes “people are going to love [the adaptation]. I know there were people worried about it, of course. When something is so precious to you as a viewer — as a gamer — of course you’re going to be worried about the adaptation.”

Ramsey, best known for her breakthrough role as Lyanna Mormont in HBO’s Game Of Thrones back in 2019, says the adaptation, which wrapped filming back in June, “very much follows the emotional beats of the game, and it’s very respectful of the game and honors the game.” 

She says the series, written and created by game director Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin, “explores different avenues that weren’t explored so much in the game. I do think people are going to love it. I hope they do.” 

Speaking about the production, Ramsey adds that the show “was so much fun to make” and describes it as “such an experience. I hope that [audiences] feel that experience too when they come on the adventure with us.”

Post-Game Of Thrones, Ramsey’s career has included roles in Becoming Elizabeth, where she portrays Lady Jane Grey. Returning to Game Of Thrones, Ramsey will be starring alongside Pedro Pascal, who portrayed Oberon Martell in the acclaimed fantasy drama. Pascal will take on the role of Joel.

In August 2020, as previously reported by GameLuster, Craig Mazin told the BBC that the changes to the adaptation were “designed to fill things out and expand, not to undo, but rather to enhance.” 

The Last Of Us will further star Gabriel Luna (Tommy), Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett (Bill and Frank), Storm Reid (Riley), Merle Dandridge (Marlene), Anna Torv (Tess), Nico Parker (Sarah), and Jeffrey Pierce as an original character. For more on all things The Last of Us, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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